Sunday, 25 October 2015

70s Does 40s

I'm sharing some more seasonal photos today now that we're back in Wales and Autumn's very much arrived.  I was lucky to win a dress over at Patti's blog, from Karina Dress.  It's a 1940's style dress, 'Megan', and is in the most gorgeous jersey fabric.  I was feeling a bit more '70s though, especially with my new felt floppy hat, that I purchased on honeymoon in Seville.

70s Does 40s

70s Does 40s

70s Does 40s

70s Does 40s

70s Does 40s

70s Does 40s

70s Does 40s

70s Does 40s
Hat: A little shop in Seville (9 Euros)
Dress: Karina Dress, won via Patti's blog
Shearling jacket: Charity shop (£3)
Vintage tooled leather boots: Car boot sale (£5)
Vintage tooled leather bag: Charity shop (£1!)
Sunglasses: Dorothy Perkins, ages ago
Tights: M&S

As you can see, it's a bargainous outfit!  Free dress, and charity shop accessories!  I'm really impressed with the dress.  It washes and wears well, the fit is spot on, and I have a feeling it's going to be a wardrobe staple this Autumn.  The trees are just starting to turn here, and there's a crispness in the mornings despite the lovely warm afternoons we've been having when the sun's out.  I haven't rushed to embrace Autumn this year, because we've had such a cold summer, but I'm finally starting to enjoy it - the evenings crisp enough to justify firing up the woodburner, comforting roast dinners, and getting to wear all of those lovely coats that I have been buying over the summer!  This gorgeous shearling jacket with its fluffy lining was just £3 from a local charity shop and will make the drop in temperatures a bit more bearable.  Have you had any bargains over the summer that you've been saving for the Autumn?

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19 comments:

  1. My summer bargains have all been for next summer! I always love 70s on you and that hat is exactly what I've been looking for! Everyone needs a big floppy hat like that... Haven't tried a Karina dress yet and perhaps if have to be careful if they fit you so ideally, but good to know about the quality. You are the epitome of casual glam here xx

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  2. Very fabulous, and on such a budget too! I don't know how you manage to get such great things so cheaply and put a chic look together. It is really a great skill!

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  3. I am so glad to see this post of yours, we definetly share the same thoughts! Love this dress on you, polka dots are always a good choice. And that 70s vibe is just remarkable!

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  4. Ooh! You really chose the right dress for yourself!

    Loving the whole 70's vibe here too.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  5. Tres chic look! The 1970s did a really, really job of celebrating the spirit of the 1920s - 40s and I have a few such pieces in my closet, too. My favourite is a dark purple jersey wrap dress that looks almost startlingly authentic (40s, I mean). It's probably the comfiest dress I own and is an ideal piece for traveling in for that very reason.

    Wishing you a marvelous last week of October,
    ♥ Jessica

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  6. The Megan is gorgeous on you! Love the color too, and the beautiful setting. Thanks for sharing! xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  7. Very seasonal and very lovely. The hat sets it all off in a very bohemian way! Kx

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  8. You look so good in 1970s style! The backdrop is gorgeous. I'm looking forward to seeing a glimpse of beautiufl Wales when we drive to Cardiff on Sunday morning. xxx

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    1. Really hoping to make it down to Cardiff on Sunday, just have to not overdo it at our Halloween party on Saturday night...

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  9. What a fabulous dress. I'm a polkadot hoarder myself....Especially vintage polkadots. I really love the styling with the floppy hat and oversized sunglasses. A perfect 70s look.
    xo
    n

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  10. Amazing post. Well done! I really love your blog. Keep going. Many kisses
    Lady Fur

    Please check my last post blog www.welovefur.com

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  11. I've said it before, but I have to say it again - you absolutely KILL in 70s looks. This floppy hat, the big furry jacket, the sunglasses - divine. That first photo is one of the best I've ever seen of you.

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  12. Bargaintastic outfit! And it looks so good. I hadn't heard of Karina, so thanks for sharing the link. Jessica's right, the 1970s really do suit you.

    I haven't got any massive bargains lately, though I have bought a couple of blouses in the Boden sale (which basically takes their price from 'eyewateringly expensive' down to 'affordable'). That said, they're in bold 1960s-style prints and work well with the direction my wardrobe seems to be evolving in, so they'll get worn a lot.

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    1. I only ever buy Boden in sales, with vouchers, or second hand, they are indeed expensive! I recently bought their velvet pom pom slippers. Can't wait to see pics of your tops xx

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  13. The photos are beautiful! I love Karina dresses! And I agree, the fabric is amazing!
    http://www.hiteastyle.com

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  14. Very pretty dress! I love it with the floppy hat.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  15. Congratulations on winning that fabulous dress. Very beautiful photos. I could actually feel the SUN on my skin.

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  16. Stunning post! You look absolutely gorgeous in your Karina dress. You have created art with the beauty of each chosen piece. Love the floppy brim hat, which tops off your ensemble to perfection. Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack!

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  17. Gorgeous dress! Such a classic in cut and print. I love the way you styled it too! Congratulations on winning this one!

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